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I found these stats in response to a couple of earlier posts. How many of these matches were you at?

 

 

Ten Lowest Home Attendance All Competition

 

752 v Barrow Division 3(N) Cup 24 March 1936

875 v Barrow Division 3(N) Cup 20 October 1936

967 v Rochdale Division 3(N) Cup 01 October 1935

1,066 v Southport Division 3(N) Cup 15 March 1938

1,841 v West Bromwich Albion Simod Cup 10 November 1987

2,073 v Northampton Town Division 3 29 April 1969

2,086 v Walsall Division 3 20 December 1968

2,089 v Bristol Rovers Division 3 11 May 1968

2,264 v Walsall Division 4 12 April 1960

2,297 v Reading Division 3 18 February 1969

 

 

Ten Lowest Home Attendances (Major Competition)

 

2,073 v Northampton Town Division 3 29 April 1969

2,086 v Walsall Division 3 20 December 1968

2,089 v Bristol Rovers Division 3 11 May 1968

2,264 v Walsall Division 4 12 April 1960

2,297 v Reading Division 3 18 February 1969

2,391 v Lincoln City Division 4 10 February 1970

2,500 v Hull City Division 3(N) 23 February 1957

2,510 v Fulham Division 2 03 May 1986

2,549 v Gateshead Division 3(N) 07 January 1956

2,570 v Hull City Division 2 28 April 1934

 

 

Five Lowest Home FA Cup Attendances

 

3,604 v Orient FA Cup 3 06 January 1986

4,000 v Darwen FA Cup Intermediate 07 December 1907

4,163 v Brentford FA Cup 3 05 January 1985

4,567 v Shildon Town FA Cup 1 replay 17 November 1959

5,253 v Mansfield Town FA Cup 1 15 November 1997

 

 

Five Lowest Home League Cup Attendances

 

2,975 v Grimsby Town Coca Cola Cup 1 Leg 1 20 August 1996

3,094 v Tranmere Rovers Coca Cola Cup 2 Leg 1 17 September 1996

3,302 v Gillingham Milk Cup 2 Leg 2 26 October 1982

3,540 v Stockport County Milk Cup 2 Leg 2 25 October 1983

3,630 v Hartlepools United League Cup 1 11 October 1960

 

 

As I was dragged along to BP every week by my parents from a very young age, it's possible that I was at a lot of the matches from 1966 onwards.

 

I've highlighted the ones I know that I was definitely at.

 

The Fulham match from May 1986 is an interesting one. Considering who the manager was and what happened the following season!!

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I'm afraid at was at all the five most recent lowest attendances - your first list. They were dire days. But I was also in the 41733 v Liverpool in 1962, the 27888 v Peterboro in Div 4 in 1961, and other 20000 plus gates. Our gates will rise again, as will the club.

Keep the faith.

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And, for the record, here is the list of our 10 highest crowds.

 

Ten Highest Crowds Latics have played in front of (All Competitions)

 

74,343 Oldham Athletic v Nottingham Forest Littlewoods Cup Final 29 April 1990

56,613 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic Division 2 31 March 1975

56,399 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic FA Cup Semi Final 10 April 1994 55,000 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic Division 1 27 September 1913

53,309 Chelsea v Oldham Athletic Division 2 06 April 1928

52,455 Liverpool v Oldham Athletic FA Cup 5 26 February 1977

50,000 Manchester United v Oldham Athletic Division 1 19 October 1920

46,471 Oldham Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 4 25 January 1930

46,011 Oldham Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 4 27 Jan 1934

45,923 Everton v Oldham Athletic Division 2 29 August 1953

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Five Lowest Home FA Cup Attendances

 

3,604 v Orient FA Cup 3 06 January 1986

4,000 v Darwen FA Cup Intermediate 07 December 1907

4,163 v Brentford FA Cup 3 05 January 1985

4,567 v Shildon Town FA Cup 1 replay 17 November 1959

5,253 v Mansfield Town FA Cup 1 15 November 1997

 

 

Sorry to be a stickler here but we got only 3,900 vs Crewe and 4,200 vs Doncaster at home in this seasons FA Cup. Also.....

 

4365 vs Brentford 2 yrs ago

4657 vs Orient 3yrs ago

4391 vs Carlisle in 03/04

4400 vs Cheltenham under Dowie in 02/03

 

I'm guessing the stats above are old?

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Ten Lowest Home Attendance All Competition

 

 

1,841 v West Bromwich Albion Simod Cup 10 November 1987

 

Ten Lowest Home Attendances (Major Competition)

 

2,510 v Fulham Division 2 03 May 1986

 

Five Lowest Home FA Cup Attendances

 

3,604 v Orient FA Cup 3 06 January 1986

4,163 v Brentford FA Cup 3 05 January 1985

 

Five Lowest Home League Cup Attendances

 

3,302 v Gillingham Milk Cup 2 Leg 2 26 October 1982

3,540 v Stockport County Milk Cup 2 Leg 2 25 October 1983

 

 

I was deffo at the ones above. I thought the Simod Cup attendance was even lower! We lost 3-0 and I remember Big Joe saying something about hearing the crowd's criticism in the Chron... :grin:

 

The Fulham 1986 attendance was a bit strange. Can't remember why it was so bad.

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Ten Lowest Home Attendance All Competition

1,841 v West Bromwich Albion Simod Cup 10 November 1987

 

Ten Lowest Home Attendances (Major Competition)

 

2,510 v Fulham Division 2 03 May 1986

 

Five Lowest Home FA Cup Attendances

 

3,604 v Orient FA Cup 3 06 January 1986

4,163 v Brentford FA Cup 3 05 January 1985

 

Five Lowest Home League Cup Attendances

 

3,302 v Gillingham Milk Cup 2 Leg 2 26 October 1982

3,540 v Stockport County Milk Cup 2 Leg 2 25 October 1983

I was deffo at the ones above. I thought the Simod Cup attendance was even lower! We lost 3-0 and I remember Big Joe saying something about hearing the crowd's criticism in the Chron... :grin:

 

The Fulham 1986 attendance was a bit strange. Can't remember why it was so bad.

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I was at all the above bar Gillingham and WBA.

 

I remember that George Riley was due to play in this game with a view to us signing him. He sustained an injury before the game and we fortunatly switched our attention to Frankie Bunn.

 

Not sure why the Fulham attendance was so low but guessing an end of season nothing game, with practically no away following.

 

We have never, ever been well supported; even the play-off season and premiership were still very poor attendance wise.

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We have never, ever been well supported; even the play-off season and premiership were still very poor attendance wise.

 

Good point. It was the "glamour of the Cup" that got the bandwagon going in the 1990s. And didn't we sell more home tickets for the FA Cup 4th Round versus Udders than we did for the play-off game versus the Lashers?

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Good point. It was the "glamour of the Cup" that got the bandwagon going in the 1990s. And didn't we sell more home tickets for the FA Cup 4th Round versus Udders than we did for the play-off game versus the Lashers?

 

 

Yes and the first play-off season that I had in mind 1986-87 saw very modest attendances.

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Yes and the first play-off season that I had in mind 1986-87 saw very modest attendances.

 

Yes, I remember it well: we never got more than 10,000 in the regular season even though we were never out of the top 3. Compare that with the Pinch Me season attendances when vouchers were needed for Cup tickets and we didn't even make the play-offs...

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Off topic sorry. But has anyone got an attendance for Brighton v Latics at Filbert Street!!!!!! in a 2nd cup replay in 1970's dad reckons its as low as he can remember for any serious latics game. But could be wrong.

 

It was about 1,800. And, I was there. As I was living in Burton on Trent it was virtually a home game for me!!

 

I remember the night vividly because I was accosted by a local "nutter". He told me that the Filbert Street goalposts were square and that shots which hit the post were more likely to stay out as opposed to the rounded goalposts when shots would probably go in!!

 

I remember it as if it was yesterday.

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Ten Lowest Home Attendance All Competition

1,841 v West Bromwich Albion Simod Cup 10 November 1987

 

Ten Lowest Home Attendances (Major Competition)

 

2,510 v Fulham Division 2 03 May 1986

 

Five Lowest Home FA Cup Attendances

 

3,604 v Orient FA Cup 3 06 January 1986

4,163 v Brentford FA Cup 3 05 January 1985

 

Five Lowest Home League Cup Attendances

 

3,302 v Gillingham Milk Cup 2 Leg 2 26 October 1982

3,540 v Stockport County Milk Cup 2 Leg 2 25 October 1983

I was deffo at the ones above. I thought the Simod Cup attendance was even lower! We lost 3-0 and I remember Big Joe saying something about hearing the crowd's criticism in the Chron... :grin:

 

The Fulham 1986 attendance was a bit strange. Can't remember why it was so bad.

 

i think it was the end of the season and it was the year b4 the play-ofs started so we had nothing to play for - they had been relegated and brought a few fans

sure some1 will correct me

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Off topic sorry. But has anyone got an attendance for Brighton v Latics at Filbert Street!!!!!! in a 2nd cup replay in 1970's dad reckons its as low as he can remember for any serious latics game. But could be wrong.

 

I was there i think it was in the eighties

 

Just the double decker stand behind the goal open 1700 i think attended

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  • 4 years later...

You would remember if you were at the Orient cup game back in Jan 86.

 

This must have been the lowest point of Joe Royle's time.

 

If I recall correctly we hadn't won a game for about 3 months.

 

We were in Division 2 (champs.) and put in another awful performance losing to lower league Orient .

 

Little did we know the sun was about to start shining though.

This is when Paul Jones from Bolton & Andy Linighan arrived from Leeds ,and we were so much better . To me this is where our golden era had it's starting point with the the playoffs in 86/7 the first season of plenty.

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QUOTE (ThaiLatic @ Mar 5 2008, 04:26 AM)

Five Lowest Home FA Cup Attendances

 

3,604 v Orient FA Cup 3 06 January 1986

4,000 v Darwen FA Cup Intermediate 07 December 1907

4,163 v Brentford FA Cup 3 05 January 1985

4,567 v Shildon Town FA Cup 1 replay 17 November 1959

5,253 v Mansfield Town FA Cup 1 15 November 1997

 

 

 

Sorry to be a stickler here but we got only 3,900 vs Crewe and 4,200 vs Doncaster at home in this seasons FA Cup. Also.....

 

4365 vs Brentford 2 yrs ago

4657 vs Orient 3yrs ago

4391 vs Carlisle in 03/04

4400 vs Cheltenham under Dowie in 02/03

 

I'm guessing the stats above are old?

 

and tragically now in 2012 those would be considered good crowds for a league game

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On 3/6/2008 at 11:01 PM, warwickshire latics said:

 

I was there i think it was in the eighties

 

Just the double decker stand behind the goal open 1700 i think attended

 

I was there, attended every home and away game that season, had to wag school that afternoon and ended up having to deposit the school Head Boy in a stream in a park near school as he caught me on way to wagging it. Think the crowd was about 1800, possibly 500 from both Brighton and Oldham and remainder were curious Leicester fans. Kenny Jones (an old Latics stalwart) did a one-man pitch invasion when we went 2-1 up and someone from our Barlows coach missed it after the game as he wouldn't "run the gauntlet" through Brighton fans at the end and so missed the return journey. 

 

Heady days in the League cup    

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On 3/5/2008 at 4:26 AM, ThaiLatic said:

I found these stats in response to a couple of earlier posts. How many of these matches were you at?

 

 

Ten Lowest Home Attendance All Competition

 

752 v Barrow Division 3(N) Cup 24 March 1936

875 v Barrow Division 3(N) Cup 20 October 1936

967 v Rochdale Division 3(N) Cup 01 October 1935

1,066 v Southport Division 3(N) Cup 15 March 1938

1,841 v West Bromwich Albion Simod Cup 10 November 1987

2,073 v Northampton Town Division 3 29 April 1969

2,086 v Walsall Division 3 20 December 1968

2,089 v Bristol Rovers Division 3 11 May 1968

2,264 v Walsall Division 4 12 April 1960

2,297 v Reading Division 3 18 February 1969

 

 

Ten Lowest Home Attendances (Major Competition)

 

2,073 v Northampton Town Division 3 29 April 1969

2,086 v Walsall Division 3 20 December 1968

2,089 v Bristol Rovers Division 3 11 May 1968

2,264 v Walsall Division 4 12 April 1960

2,297 v Reading Division 3 18 February 1969

2,391 v Lincoln City Division 4 10 February 1970

2,500 v Hull City Division 3(N) 23 February 1957

2,510 v Fulham Division 2 03 May 1986

2,549 v Gateshead Division 3(N) 07 January 1956

2,570 v Hull City Division 2 28 April 1934

 

 

Five Lowest Home FA Cup Attendances

 

3,604 v Orient FA Cup 3 06 January 1986

4,000 v Darwen FA Cup Intermediate 07 December 1907

 


I was at the FA Cup game v Darwen in 1907 but had to leave at half time as my Horse and Carriage was parked on a double yellow

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10 hours ago, unsworth blue said:

 

I was there, attended every home and away game that season, had to wag school that afternoon and ended up having to deposit the school Head Boy in a stream in a park near school as he caught me on way to wagging it. Think the crowd was about 1800, possibly 500 from both Brighton and Oldham and remainder were curious Leicester fans. Kenny Jones (an old Latics stalwart) did a one-man pitch invasion when we went 2-1 up and someone from our Barlows coach missed it after the game as he wouldn't "run the gauntlet" through Brighton fans at the end and so missed the return journey. 

 

Heady days in the League cup    

Remember it well, at 1-0 down there was a couple of lads going round the stand asking if we would go on the pitch to get the game abandoned, I told him we wouldn't fill the penalty area. Was a bit tasty coming down the steps at the end of the game with the Brighton fans trying to get in amongst us. 

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When Latics played at Ancona in the Anglo-Italian Cup, there were 33 Latics supporters in a crowd of 311 (including about 150 off HMS Glasgow). All but a few of the home fans boycotted the game over some dispute with their club. It's the lowest ever recorded for a competitive game involving Latics.

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